You only get one chance in life.
You are born into life by another giving you a chance at life.
If you kindly pass on the goodness to others, you also stand to benefit from the good you give.
See, when you do good, it makes you feel good. You make a difference in life.
But it should be done in good faith. It should not be for expecting something in return. Of course,
A simple Thank You would suffice. When we do something good for others, it makes us feel good inside. That is like a win-win. It’s when we expect a reward for doing something that it becomes selfish or egotistical.
We tend to let ourselves get disappointed for expecting others to reward us for simple and kind gestures that a mere word of thanks would suffice. We always want the next thing in line and don’t appreciate what we have before us. We take the smallest things in life for granted and in doing so, teaching our future generations to do the same. After all, there’s plenty where that came from right?!
Wrong! See, life has a funny way of teaching us a few lessons. Some hardships make us stronger and wiser. Some rise from them and grow from the lessons they learned. Some become bitter and pessimistic about life in general. I’ve gone through certain things and I will admit, I was bitter for a while. I noticed that sympathy will only go so far. I’ve also learned that staying mad and angry all the time actually makes things worse. You push people away and as the law of attraction says; the negative energy will only bring more negative energy and bad things would continue to happen.
And so, on to a better path of learning to appreciate all we currently have going for us instead of what’s not working out. Reading many books on personal growth and actually incorporating some of the advice given. Yes, having an attitude of gratitude actually does help turn your life around.
Life is all about the choices you make. Every decision you make throughout the course of the day, every single day. We all have our ups and downs. It’s how you choose to learn from the downside and appreciate or even share the good stuff.
It’s empathizing with and helping out where you can. Just because things are working out for you, does not mean you should bypass those that would benefit from your help. You could find yourself on the opposite end of a situation one day and I am positive that you’d appreciate someone’s helpful advice. Be careful what you say in some situations as you never know the day that it will find it’s way back to you!